» News Archive February 2013
"The Formulas Of Death", the upcoming new album by Sweden’s Death Metallers TRIBULATION, will be released on March 01, 2013 through Invictus Productions in Europe and the UK, while The Ajna Offensive will be handling North American territories. All additional information on TRIBULATION you may find at www.tribulation.se or www.facebook.com/pages/tribulation-official/169889709720460
‘Like Worms Upon The Lands’, a track from Finnish DEATHCHAIN‘s upcoming album "Ritual Death Metal", can already be heard in its entirety here. The album will be released on April 05, 2013 through Svart Records. The cover art was created by Babalon Graphics, other layout work by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13 Media. Here’s the full tracklist: ‘Voice Of Sharur’, ‘Stele Of The Vultures’, ‘Seven Asakku Shadows’, ‘Our Lady Under The Earth’, ‘King Pazuzu’, ‘Like Worms Upon The Lands’ (featuring guest vocals by ENTOMBED’s LG Petrov), ‘Tiamat’s Eyes Of Death’ and ‘Abzu Doom’. More information at www.deathchain.com or www.facebook.com/deathchainband
US Death Metallers BLOODSOAKED will be touring Europe this April together with Bay Area Melodic Deathers SHORT FUSE, Dallas-based blackened Deathers PSYCHIATRIC REGURGITATION, Boston Thrashers BLACK MASS and Chicago Death Metallers HATE STORM ANNIHILATION. The tour will kick off on April 05, 2013 in Görlitz, Germany. For more details visit the "Rotting In Europe 2013 Tour" event page. BLOODSOAKED’s last record, "The Death Of Hope", was released in 2011 via Comatose Music. That album, along with 2009’s "Sadistic Greed…Grotesque Memories" are streaming in full at www.bloodsoaked.stereokiller.com. All further info at www.bloodsoaked.net or www.facebook.com/bloodsoaked666
INSISION has signed to Extreme Management Group, Inc. The company already works with bands like SUFFOCATION, ORIGIN, DECREPIT BIRTH, ABORTED and more. "After 16 years we’re looking forward to co-operate with one of the biggest Metal managements today. Hopefully we’ll reach out to more fans that haven’t had the chance to catch us live in Europe region as well as the US / South America, Asia region. Hope to see all of you friends & fans of brutal Death Metal out there" – Roger / Guitar. INSISION is kicking off an Ireland / UK Tour in May followed by Ukraine’s Metal Heads Mission Festival in the Ukraine in August. More information at www.facebook.com/insision
Blood Harvest Records in co-operation with To The Death Records will be re-releasing SORCERY‘s 1991 album "Bloodchilling Tales", including the "Rivers Of The Dead" 7"EP as bonustracks. Due to the fact that the original label holds the rights to the old cover and title, it will be re-released with the new title "Legacy Of Blood", which was actually the original working title back in the days, and new cover by Daniel Devilish. It was restored from original sources at Studio XXVII and will include an inlay with lyrics and info. The album will be limited to 400 copies in purple vinyl and 100 copies in black vinyl. More info at www.bloodharvest.se
DEEDS OF FLESH‘s ninth studio release "Portals To Canaan" will be released on June 25, 2013 digitally, on CD, LP gatefold (LP includes entirely different cover art as the CD) and limited edition garments and bundle packages via Unique Leader / Hammerheart Records. The album was produced by Zach Ohren at Castle Ultimate studios and the artwork includes two highly detailed conceptual pieces from famed artist Raymond Swanland. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Amidst The Ruins’, ‘Entranced In Decades Of Psychedelic Sleep’, ‘Rise Of The Virvum Juggernaut’, ‘Celestial Serpents’, ‘Caelum Hirundines Terra’ / ‘The Sky Swallows The Earth’, ‘Xeno-Virus’, ‘Hollow Human Husks’, ‘Portals To Canaan’ and ‘Orphans Of Sickness’ (GORGUTS cover). The track ‘Rise Of The Virvum Juggernaut’ can already be checked out at this location.
French Black Metallers AOSOTH have premiered a track from their new full-length album "IV:Arrow In Heart", which will be released on April 16, 2013 worldwide on Agonia Records. The track ‘An Arrow In Heart’ can be streamed at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/aosoth
Blood Harvest have signed Dutch Death Metallers LUCIFERICON for one vinyl full length album and the vinyl edition of the previously self-released MCD, “The Occult Waters”. Daniel / Self Desecrator is currently working on new artwork for the re-release of “The Occult Waters”. The band also has a new logo courtesy of artist Manuel Tinnemans. More info at www.facebook.com/lucifericon
On May 14, 2013 Hells Headbangers will release GRAVEWÜRM‘s ninth full-length album, "Infernal Minions". The cover art was created by MASSACRE’s Kam Lee and the tracklist reads like this: ‘Nocturnal Inquisition’, ‘The Evil Within’, ‘Master Of The Dark’, ‘Dominion Of Lost Souls’, ‘The Beast Of The Abyss’, ‘I Die For Hell’, ‘Crown Of The Fallen’ and ‘Mistress Of Blood And Fire’. All further information at www.hellsheadbangers.com/gravewurm or www.myspace.com/gravewurm
The VOICES FROM THE DARKSIDE Issue 1-10 book edition is finally out through www.ironbonehead.de now. It’s a full size (A4) hardcover book with gloss lamination, has 872 pages and was printed on 115g paper. The weight is 3,00 kg / 6,7 lb per book and the whole edition is limited to 1000 copies. The book contains all long out of print 10 issues of VOICES FROM THE DARKSIDE, as well as all columns out of Germany’s Horror Infernal Magazine # 30-43 plus in-depth background info and liner-notes from Paul Speckmann (MASTER), Kam Lee (ex-MANTAS / DEATH, MASSACRE), Mike Browning (ex-MORBID ANGEL / INCUBUS / NOCTURNUS / ACHERON, AFTER DEATH), Rick Cortez (SADISTIC INTENT), Ross Dolan (IMMOLATION), Lee Harrison (MONSTROSITY), Joakim Sterner (NECROPHOBIC) and Wannes Gubbels (PENTACLE). Apart from Iron Bonehead it is also being distributed by the following companies: Nuclear Blast (Germany), High Roller (Germany), Dunkelheit (Germany), Cyclone Empire (Germany), Nuclear War Now! (US), Hells Headbangers (US), Dark Descent (US), Forever Plagued (US), Coffin Slave (Australia), Me Saco Un Ojo (UK), Aphelion (UK), Forgotten Wisdom (F), Horror (Denmark), Hammerheart (Holland), Blasphemous Art (Italy), Into The Void (Ireland), Invictus (Ireland), Nuclear Winter (Greece), Obliteration (Japan), Hammer Of Hate (Finland). More info and a couple of pics you’ll find at this location
The vinyl version of the latest FUNERUS album "Reduced To Sludge" will be released on March 05, 2013 via Poland’s Hellthrasher Productions. It will be available in 400 black and 100 brown copies, packed in a jacket sleeve with an additional insert and a big poster. It can already be pre-ordered at www.hellthrasher.com/shop
On February 27, 2013 NADER SADEK will self-release a live CD / DVD entitled "Living Flesh". The full tracklisting reads like this: ‘Re:awakening’, ‘Nigredo In Necromance’, ‘Sulffer’, ‘Mechanic Idolatry’, ‘Soulless’, ‘Rusted Skin’ / Drum solo, ‘Of This Flesh’, ‘Re: exhaust’ and ‘Petrophilia’. It was filmed during a 2011 performance at Santos Party House in Manhattan. Two of the featured songs can already be checked out here (‘Sulffer’) and here (‘Nigredo In Necromance’). "Living Flesh" will also be released in a single, unique vinyl edition. Consisting of a very special packaging and extra content, limited to one exclusive copy worldwide. Details to be announced. For pre-orders and more information check out www.nadersadek.com or www.facebook.com/naderflesh
HUMANITY DELETE have released a second video from their debut album, "Never Ending Nightmares". The video for ‘Frozen Apparition’ was shot on location in Canada by 62nd Chamber Productions, who also directed the band’s first video for ‘Necromantic Sorcery’ and it features guest guitar solos from Lasse Pyykko of HOODED MENACE. You can check out the video at this location. Future HUMANITY DELETE albums will continue to deal with paranormal experiences while also adding post-apocalyptic themes into the mix. More information at www.facebook.com/humanitydelete
Finnish Death Metallers LANTERN have completed work on their debut album, "Below", which will be released this spring through Dark Descent Records on CD and vinyl formats. A promo video of the song ‘Revenant’ has already been posted at this location. For more info check out www.facebook.com/lantern666
"Gorgos Goetia", the new album from A TRANSYLVANIAN FUNERAL, will be released on March 20, 2013 through Forbidden Records, as well as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Rhapsody, etc. and other online retailers worldwide. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Cold Blood And Darkness’, ‘Burning Astral Hunger’, ‘Light Cast Out’, ‘The Supreme Rite Of Transmutation’, ‘Fear’, ‘Mars Exalted In Capricorn’, ‘Moonchild’, ‘Percival In Black Armor’, ‘Ten Of Swords’, ‘Hymn To A Gorgon’ and ‘Goliath Resurrected’. Additional info at www.facebook.com/atransylvanianfuneral
Makers of Menace and Purveyors of Putridity Forbidden Records have set March 20, 2013 as the release date for GOATCRAFT‘s "All For Naught". The digital version will also be available from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Rhapsody, etc. and other online retailers worldwide. The album will feature the following tracks: ‘Call Me Judas’, ‘Infinite Death’, ‘Goat Will Riot’, ‘Gate I’, ‘Isolation Ripens’, ‘Vestibule To The Abyss’, ‘Laconism Of The Cosmos’, ‘Gate II’, ‘Everything Will Die’, ‘The Rape Of Europa’ and ‘Consciousness Is A Disease’. More at www.goatcraft.net or www.facebook.com/goatcraft.texas
FUNEBRARUM‘s "The Sleep Of Morbid Dreams" is available again through Cyclone Empire Records as a limited edition re-press (500 copies), 180g black vinyl edition. The original version was released in 2009 and already sold out shortly after. More information at www.facebook.com/pages/funebrarum/136845236410744 or www.cyclone-empire.com
Sweden’s VOMITORY have just issued the following official statement: "After 24 years, eight albums and hundreds of live shows across 30 countries, we have finally come to the end of the road. We in the band – Tobias, Urban, Erik and Peter – have made the collective decision to end VOMITORY by the end of 2013. It has been a blast on all accounts, but all good things come to to an end, and for VOMITORY it is now. We will still play as many shows as possible during 2013, and we hope to see as many of you fans as possible there, so we can thank you for your true support during all these years!"
South American Black Metallers PATRIA have released a new album teaser for "Nihil Est Monastica". It was created by Swedish producer Håkan Sjodin, who previously worked for MARDUK on their latest official video for ‘Souls For Belial’. You can check it out here. The album is set to be released on March 13, 2013 via French label Drakkar Productions in digipak, vinyl and cassette formats. The artwork was created by Costin Chioreanu who has worked with bands such as DARKTHRONE, ULVER, AURA NOIR, etc. The "Nihil Est Monastica" tracklist reads like this: ‘Nihil Est Monastica’, ‘Conquering Death’s Palace’, ‘Dark Cosmic Legend’, ‘Nyctophilia’, ‘Ravens Almighty’, ‘Altar’, ‘Sacro Vale Dos Encantos’, ‘Ascendant Of Darkness’, ‘Evoking The Ancient Spirits’, ‘Storm Before Eternity’, ‘The Silence Of The Thrones’, ‘Till Death’ and ‘Black Vomit’ (SARCÓFAGO cover). For more info go to www.patriablackmetal.tk or www.facebook.com/blackmetalpatria
Finnish Death Metallers KRYPTS have just released their debut full length "Unending Degradation" via Dark Descent Records (the vinyl edition will be handled by Me Saco Un Ojo). You can check out album track ‘Open The Crypt’ at krypts.bandcamp.com and the promo video for ‘Beneath The Archaic’ at this location. More KRYPTS at www.kryptomb.org
"Frostbitepanzerfuck", the debut full-length from Pennsylvania’s THE BEYOND, has just been released through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. An exclusive full album stream can be checked out at this location. The band has furthermore made the tracks from their 2010 and 2012 split releases available at thebeyond666.bandcamp.com. "Frostbitepanzerfuck" was recorded at Welfare Line Studio in West Chester, PA and features the following tracks: ‘Roto-Cunt’, ‘Goat Sodomizer’, ‘Cunt Sucking Cannibal’ (GG ALLIN cover), ‘Frostbitepanzerfuck’, ‘Attack Of The Zombie Brigade’, ‘The Splatterhouse Maniacs’, ‘Necro Overload’ and ‘Exterminate Humanity’. For more information on THE BEYOND visit www.facebook.com/thebeyond999
Oregon’s brutal and technical Death Metallers OMNIHILITY are scheduled to enter the studio this summer to record their Unique Leader / Hammerheart Records debut release. For all further information check out www.facebook.com/pages/omnihility/226909030653774?fref=ts
On February 22, 2013 Cyclone Empire will re-release VOMITORY‘s "Revelation Nausea" and "Blood Rapture" albums as limited (500 copies), 180g vinyl editions with gatefold sleeves incl. poster. More info at www.vomitory.net or www.facebook.com/pages/vomitory/39211340933
"Queen Of The Midnight Fire", the upcoming album of the Slovenian occult Speed / Heavy Metal act VIGILANCE, is scheduled to be released through Metal Tank Records (exact date to be announced). It will feature the following tracks: ‘Queen Of The Midnight Fire’, ‘Behind The Cellar Door’, ‘Speed Wave’, ‘What Lies Beyond’, ‘Night Terrors’, ‘Four Crowns Of Hell’, ‘Poetry And The Gods’, ‘Under Sulphurous Skies’ and ‘Ritual Of Death’. More information at www.metaltankrecords.com
"Suffering Is The Seed", the sophomore album from Colombian Death / Black Metallers NEPENTE is out now via Sonic Blast Media on CD format (a vinyl edition will be out later this year through badGod Music). More information at www.facebook.com/nepente.manizales
French blackened Death Metallers ABSINTHEBOLIK are currently streaming their first 5 song EP, "Le Mirroir De L’omniscience", in its entirety on their official website www.absinthebolik.fr
Comatose Music has signed South Jersey Death Metallers MORTAL DECAY. The recordings of their new album will begin in April with a release date scheduled for this Summer. In addition to the new release, Comatose Music will also re-issue the highly sought after "A Gathering Of Human Artifacts" CD which will be available this Spring. Here’s a statement from the band about the new album: "In believing that this is our most solid material to date, and that we are individually at our best, it can be summed as a definitive collection of songs. Ranging through every era of the band, and including newer experiments, our collective energy and creativity was reborn and still exploding at a level beyond what we could have imagined. True MORTAL DECAY fans will get a taste of all levels of our musical direction at its finest." For more MORTAL DECAY info visit www.facebook.com/mortaldecayusa
A massive and unique collection of flyers / images will be published in the next book of Metal journalist Andres Padilla, long time editor of Chile’s Grinder Magazine and also responsible of publishing the "Retrospectiva al Metal Chileno" book. The new piece of work will be titled UNDERGROUND NEVER DIES and it will also feature tons of personal interviews with many key characters of the underground Metal scene such as Fenriz (DARKTHRONE), Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY), Erik (WATAIN) to name a few. The book will resurrect the most prominent and interesting collection of old school Metal flyers from all over the world. "It is a massive job which is taking form right now", Padilla confesses. "Hopefully I will be able to make some kind of deal with a dedicated record label or publishing company able to print it the way I want, hardcover and with tons of morbid images". All further information about the book you’ll find at www.corvusdiscos.cl/homeUND!.htm
For the second time THE METAL FEST will take place in Chile. On two days bands like MORBID ANGEL, NILE, CARCASS, BRUTAL TRUTH, VOIVOD, SODOM, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY or DOWN (30 bands in total) will perform in O’Higgins Park, in the heart of the city of Santiago. This year, a special festival "warm up" concert will already take place the night before, headlined by ACCEPT. More information at www.themetalfest.cl, www.ticketek.cl or www.facebook.com/themetalfest
US Death Metallers PYREXIA and Malta’s BEHEADED will start a European tour together on March 01, 2013 at the "013" club in Tilburg, Holland. From March 07 – March 16, 2013 UK’s UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION will join the tour as the opening act.
‘Judgements And Curses’, a track off "Behold Almighty Doctrine", the forthcoming third full-length from South Carolina’s Death Metallers LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, has just been posted at this location. The album, that will be released through Unique Leader Records on March 19, 2013, features the following tracks: ‘Intro’, ‘Ouroboros Chains’, ‘Bring The Void’, ‘Archeopteryx’, ‘Those Having Been Hidden Away’, ‘Prelude # 2’, ‘Judgments And Curses’, ‘Lesions From Vicious Plague’, ‘Caustic Vertigo’ and ‘Creation Continuum’. All further information you may find at www.lecherousnocturne.net or www.facebook.com/lecherousnocturne
SATANIC THREAT (featuring current members of NUNSLAUGHTER and an ex – member of MIDNIGHT) are currently streaming their entire "In To Hell" collection here. The album features the 8-song "In To Hell" 7" and an 8-song live set and was already released on CD through Hells Headbangers, with the vinyl edition to follow in March. More info at http://hellsheadbangers.bandcamp.com/album/in-to-hell
Sweden’s DEMONICAL are currently recording their fourth full length “Darkness Unbound” at Necromorbus Studios. The drums for all 11 tracks have already been put down to tape, with the guitars coming up next. For more info and updates check out www.demonical.net, www.facebook.com/demonicalofficial
"IV: Arrow In Heart", the forthcoming new full-length album by French Black Metallers AOSOTH, will make its online and store debut on April 16, 2013 worldwide. The tracklist reads like this: ‘An Arrow in Heart’, ‘One With The Prince With A Thousand Enemies’, ‘Temple Of Knowledge’, ‘Under The Nails And Fingertips’, ‘Broken Dialogue 1’, ‘Broken Dialogue 2’ and ‘Ritual Marks Of Penitence’. At the time the new album will hit the shops, a re-release of AOSOTH’s "II" and "III" albums will be available for the first time on vinyl. More AOSOTH info at www.facebook.com/aosoth
Comatose Music has just released new albums from Italian Death Metallers LOGIC OF DENIAL ("Atonement") and Colorado’s EXPURGATE ("Dementia Tremens"). The tracks ‘Oracles Of Iniquity’ (from LOGIC OF DENIAL) and ‘Viscera Insufflation’ (from EXPURGATE) can be checked out at this location.
Germany’s REVEL IN FLESH will release their second album "Manifested Darkness" on CD and as a digital download on April 12, 2013 via F.D.A. Records. The LP version will be out on April 26, 2013 and will include an additional bonus track. The album was mixed and mastered at Unisound Studio by Dan Swanö and the artwork was created by Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano. For more on REVEL IN FLESH visit www.revelinflesh.jimdo.com or www.facebook.com/pages/revel-in-flesh/304228902958414
Finnish DEATHCHAIN will release their new album "Ritual Death Metal" on April 05, 2013 through Svart Records. It was recorded last summer in Stockholm at Necromorbus Studio. Guest starring on the album is LG Petrov from ENTOMBED, who contributed vocals to the track ‘Like Worms Upon The Lands’. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Voice Of Sharur’, ‘Stele Of The Vultures’, ‘Seven Asakku Shadows’, ‘Our Lady Under The Earth’, ‘King Pazuzu’, ‘Like Worms Upon The Lands’, ‘Tiamat’s Eyes Of Death’ and ‘Abzu Doom’. For more information check out www.deathchain.com or www.facebook.com/deathchainband
A track off SPEKTR‘s new full length "Cypher" is currently streaming at this location. The album will be released as CD, vinyl (150 on white & 150 on black vinyl) and digital download on February 19, 2013 in North America on Agonia Records (it is already available in Europe). "Cypher" includes the following 9 tracks: ‘Hermetism’, ‘Teratology’, ‘The Singularity’, ‘Solitude’, ‘Antimatter’, ‘Solve Et Coagula’, ‘Cypher’, ‘Decorporation’ and ‘Le Vitriol Du Philosophe’.
Northern Irish Pagan Metallers WAYLANDER have announced a couple of European dates in support of their latest record "Kindred Spirits". The album was released on July 16, 2012 (August 14, 2012 in North America) via Listenable Records. You can listen to the track ‘Twin Fires Of Beltíne’ here. More information at www.clanwaylander.com or www.facebook.com/clanwaylander
Germany’s old school Death Metallers SLAUGHTERDAY have been signed by F.D.A. Records for two releases. The first will be their 4 song demo "Cosmic Horror" on March 01, 2013. It will be issued as a limited-edition cassette, with only 166 hand-numbered copies being made. It features the following tracks: ‘Abyss Of Nameless Fear’, ‘Cult Of The Dreaming Dead’, ‘Crawling In Secrecy’ and ‘Cosmic Horror’. The release will also be available as a digital download at Itunes, Amazon, and other digital music retailers. You can already check out the track ‘Cult Of The Dreaming Dead’ at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/slaughterdayofficial
CRYPTOPSY will be joined by CATTLE DECAPITATION and DECREPIT BIRTH on their upcoming European tour in April / May. The tour will kick off on April 12, 2013 at Helvete in Oberhausen, Germany and conclude with an appearance at the Neurotic Deathfest in Tilburg, Holland on May 05, 2013. For more information visit www.cryptopsy.ca or www.facebook.com/cryptopsymetal
INCANTATION have shot a video for the track ‘Invoked Infinity’ off their new album “Vanquish In Vengeance". It is the band’s first video in over 10 years and will premiere on February 14, 2013 at www.incantation.com
In September 2013 a Paul Speckmann book will be published, entitled "Speckmann – Underground Survivor, The Pictorial". On 196 pages the 20,8 x 29,6 cm sized hardcover book will feature pictures (mostly full-coloured), as well as comments and anecdotes in English and German. The book illustrates the journey of Paul Speckmann, starting in his youth and with his first musical attempts up to his status nowadays. It portrays him for the first time as an adorable person and musician, on-stage and behind the stages of this world, in his private life and within the centre of public attention.
French ECLECTIKA have just released their third album "Lure Of Ephemeral Beauty" through Asylum Ruins Records. The tracklist reads like this: ‘Through The Supernova Remnant’, ‘Lure Of Ephemeral Beauty’, ‘Cyclic Anagnorisis’, ‘Room Nineteen’, ‘Sophist’s Death: Legacy And Bitter Tears’, ‘Trauma 835’, ‘Sweet Melancholia’, ‘Les Sept Vertus Capitales’, ‘Handicapped Sex In A Mental Orgy’ and ‘Aokigahara’. The album is available for purchase as well as streaming via Deezer at www.eclectika.fr
"Beyond Salvation", the debut album by Swedish Black Metallers FLAGELLATED SERAPH, is now available on cassette (333 handnumbered copies, with thick high quality paper) from Bylec-Tum Productions. "Beyond Salvation" was mixed and mastered by Devo at the Endarker Studio (MARDUK, OFERMOD, FUNERAL MIST, IXXI…) and originally released in 2012 as a digipak CD by Hellthrasher Productions. The cassette can be bought directly from the band at: email@example.com
Spanish Death Metallers KARONTE have self-released their new CD "Paraíso Sin Fe". The album features 8 songs and was recorded, mixed and mastered at k-215 Studios. The CD comes as a digipak with a 16 pages booklet. More info and ordering details at www.karonte.info
After a year-long hiatus following the tragic death of singer Jason "Plunger" Sica, New Jersey Death Metallers ABACINATE have finally returned the scene. After securing the services of new vocalist Ruben Ratliff (ex – NJDOTS), the band already played a couple of shows at the end of 2012 with bands like DEHUMANIZED, DYING FETUS, DYSENTERY, MALIGNANCY, WITHOUT REMORSE and COGNITIVE. This year ABACINATE has already been confirmed for the Philthadelphia Infest Festival on March 17 in Philadelphia, PA. Appearing alongside ABACINATE will be MASTER, DEVOURMENT, CANNIBIS CORPSE, BRUTAL TRUTH, PHOBIA and many more. For details, visit the PHILTHADELPHIA INFEST event page. For all further band information and updates make sure to check out www.facebook.com/abacinate.
To promote their latest album "And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil" FORGOTTEN TOMB will kick off a headlining European tour on the April 24, 2013 at the United Club in Torino, Italy. The tour will include shows in Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Austria. Support comes from Swedish Doomsters ISOLE and Epic Metallers EREB ALTOR. More at www.facebook.com/official.forgotten.tomb
On February 23, 2013, New York City Thrashers COLDSTEEL will be hosting the "America Idle" release party at Duff’s Brooklyn (168 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn, NY). The first 100 people through the door will receive a free t-shirt, CD or poster. The entire band will be at the venue and mingling with the crowd. For details visit www.coldsteelny.com or www.duffsbrooklyn.com.
GODLESS RISING vocalist Jeff Gruslin is looking for a label that might be interested in releasing the GODLESS RISING records as limited vinyl editions. He also has tons of rare rehearsal- and live tapes from his former band VITAL REMAINS that could be used for an official "live bootleg" release. Seriously interested companies can contact Jeff either through his Facebook site (www.facebook.com/theoldgoat) or directly via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ukraine based Death / Thrashers HELL:ON are currently working on their new album that will be released this Autumn. Ex – KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque will make a guest appearance on the record. A video for the song ‘Disaster’, from HELL:ON’s 2012 album "Age Of Oblivion", can be checked out at this location. More info at www.facebook.com/hellonofficial
All 9 songs from the upcoming new LUNA AD NOCTUM album "Hypnotic Inferno" (which will be released on February 22, 2013 via Massacre Records) can already be checked out at this location. All further band info at www.facebook.com/lan.official
UK’s Doom / Deathers EYE OF SOLITUDE have just released a digital EP through Kaotoxin Records entitled "The Deceit!", which is being sold to help raise funds for a Romanian organization for the blind. A two-song version of "The Deceit" (including a remastered version of ‘Painstained’, from the band’s now out-of-print debut "The Ghost", as well as the title track) is available through all major digital music retailers. Orders through Kaotoxin Records directly will receive a three-song version of the EP that comes with an instrumental cover of SHAPE OF DESPAIR’s ‘Night’s Dew’. This bonus track is available exclusively here. A trailer for "The Deceit" has been posted at this location. More EYE OF SOLITUDE at www.facebook.com/eyeofsolitudeband
Austin, TX based progressive Death / Black Metallers VEX have just released their sophomore album, "Memorious", through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. A streaming of the entire album is currently available here. For all further information on VEX, check out www.facebook.com/vexhomepage
To commemorate the band’s 20 year anniversary Northern Irish Pagan Metallers WAYLANDER are planning a new concept mini album for late 2013. It will feature a re-worked version of ‘Twin Fires Of Beltíne’, as well as other 3 songs. As a bonus there will be an interview DVD, explaining the history of the band. The band also hopes to include some live and behind the scenes footage on the DVD. WAYLANDER’s last album "Kindred Spirits" was released mid 2012 via Listenable Records. You can listen to ‘Twin Fires Of Beltíne’ here. For more WAYLANDER info check out www.clanwaylander.com or www.facebook.com/clanwaylander
Swedish Death Metallers FACEBREAKER will play a couple of German shows in April. The setlist will not only consist of their classics, but also of stuff from their 2012 released "Zombie God" 7" EP as well as 2 brand new songs from their upcoming new album, "Dedicated To The Flesh", which is scheduled for a May / June 2013 release through Cyclone Empire Records. For all further information check out www.facebreaker.com or www.facebook.com/pages/facebreaker/113329752016270
Later this month Razorback Recordings will release the debut album by female fronted Death / Thrashers HOWLING. "A Beast Conceived" will feature 10 songs and cover art drawn by Justin Osbourn from Slasher Design. More info at www.facebook.com/howlingdead
Apostasy Records have just released "Monument In Black", the new album from German Black Metallers SONIC REIGN. The song ‘Soul Flagellation’ can be checked out at this location. "Monument In Black" is the band’s follow-up to 2006’s "Raw Dark Pure", which was reissued in 2007 by Metal Blade. More info at www.sonicreign.de or www.facebook.com/sonicreign
Central Pennsylvania crust-infused, old school Black Metallers THE BEYOND will release their new full-length "Frostbitepanzerfuck" on February 19, 2013. The follow up to the "Gross Encounters Of The Sacrificial Rite" split 7" with THE LURKING CORPSES was recorded at Welfare Line Studio in West Chester, PA and will be released on CD by Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. "Frostbitepanzerfuck" features the following tracks: ‘Roto-Cunt’, ‘Goat Sodomizer’, ‘Cunt Sucking Cannibal’ (GG ALLIN cover), ‘Frostbitepanzerfuck’, ‘Attack Of The Zombie Brigade’, ‘The Splatterhouse Maniacs’, ‘Necro Overload’ and ‘Exterminate Humanity’. The band has furthermore just made the tracks from their 2010 and 2012 split releases available at thebeyond666.bandcamp.com. More on THE BEYOND at www.facebook.com/thebeyond999
LUNA AD NOCTUM‘s 4th studio album "Hypnotic Inferno" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Wojtek WiesBawski and Slawek WiesBawski at Hertz Studio in Poland. The tracklist reads like this: ‘In Hypnosis’ (pre-listening here), ‘Fear Technique’, ‘You Are What You Are…’, ‘Abnormal Pain’, ‘Fleshless’, ‘Ether Dome’, ‘Martyrium’, ‘Hallucination Twisted Claw’ and ‘Total Sleep Disorder’. "Hypnotic Inferno" will be released on February 22, 2013 via Massacre Records. More info at www.lunaadnoctum.com or www.facebook.com/lan.official